Happy Mother’s Day to all our Moms out there. We have a great selection of delicious chocolates from Kakao, Little Dipper and Askinosie including a mix of five beautiful truffles from Kakao. Special bouquets from Flowers to the People are in stock while they last and don’t miss our selection of candles from Tinker, Dinker and Doc and locally made soaps. Organic plant starts also make a wonderful gift. Grab a few herbs and pot them up for your Mom—little sage, rosemary and thyme perhaps??
MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH
We are cooking up some wonderful specials for you that will make your Mom so happy! Our menu this Sunday includes house favorites as well as Smoked Salmon Bagel with house-smoked wild Alaskan Salmon, Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwich, Roasted Eggplant Sandwich, Raspberry Whipped Cream Waffle, Dark Chocolate Strawberry French Toast (Vegan option also) and fresh omelettes with potatoes and toast.
Reservations suggested: Please call 314.772-8815 this weekend from 8-4 to make a reservation. You may also send us a message on Facebook for Local Harvest Café and we will call or email you to confirm your time.
FERMENTATION ON WHEELS
Don’t miss the chance to check out the first (to our knowledge) traveling fermentation station on wheels. Tara Whitsitt has been traveling the country for 17 months in her 40 foot bus, promoting fermentation, micro agriculture and local food. She’s parking the bus at Local Harvest Café on May 16th and offering a fermentation class. Click here for more info and to reserve your spot.
ST. LOUIS LOCAL FOOD CHALLENGE
Join the St. Louis Local Food Challenge, an event of the Tower Grove Farmers’ Market. Take the Challenge
The Tower Grove Farmers’ Market, together with partners and sponsors (like Local Harvest Grocery and Café), area farmers, restaurants, and businesses, wants you to become a locavore for the month of June! You decide how strict you want to be – you can decide to be a locavore for every meal of the month, or you can go as low as a few meals a week. (Locavore is defined here as sourcing ingredients from within 150 miles of St Louis.) Hopefully this Challenge will motivate you to incorporate more locally-grown and produced foods into your diet.
Don’t worry, you don’t need to sign in blood or make big promises you can’t keep, instead this Challenge provides an opportunity to stretch yourself and try new things. See how many meals you can eat using only foods grown or raised within 150 miles. Visit a new restaurant that incorporates local food into their offerings. If you want to eat or drink something that we can’t grow in our region, use someone local. For instance, if you know you need coffee, support a local roaster or coffee shop. We have almost as many coffee roasters and shops as we do local microbreweries!!
Are you ready?Sign up here! Check out the website for more information.
- EVOL Burritos
- Individual Cheesecakes from Sugaree (Local)
- Luna and Larry’s Coconut Bliss individual chocolate bars (Dairy Free and delicious). Find in our ice cream freezer
- New line of candles from Tinker, Dinker and Doc (Local)
- Askinosie bean to bar chocolate bars and S’More Bark (Askinosie is located in Springfield, MO)
- Braggadocio’s Organic Brown Rice Flour is now in our bulk section. Grown by McKaskle Farms in Braggadocio, MO.
- Locally grown black walnuts. Located in our bulk section
ORGANIC PLANT STARTS
It’s planting time……and we’ve got beautiful organic starts from Crown Valley Organics and Biver Farms.
Find unique herb and vegetable varieties including some more strawberry plants. Mother’s Day is typically knows as the time for planting tomato plants….so get busy.
NEW TO GARDENING, select one of the Perfect Picks. Gateway Greening selected 24 varieties that are perfect for our area and Crown Valley grew them. A portion of each sale of “Perfect Picks” goes to Gateway Greening.
Plant Power—How to Incorporate more plant based foods into your diet
Presented by Kayli Dice, a plant-based dietician
May 12, 6-7:30, $15.00
Location: 3137 Morgan Ford Road,63116
Join Kayli Dice, a plant-based dietician and recipe blogger at planteatersmanifesto.com to learn how to add more plant life to your diet. Learn the latest research on plant-based nutrition, sample simple plant-based recipes, get a one week plant-based meal plan and see how easy more plants on your plate can be.
Local Harvest Grocery is now a drop-off and pick-up point for Jansen Sharpening. Seth and Maria Jansen, owners of Jansen Sharpening, received individualized training from a professional sharpener in Chicago and are putting it to good use! Items dropped off by 3 p.m. Wed will be ready for pick-up after 3 p.m. on Saturday. You can also get on site sharpening every Saturday at the Tower Grove Farmers’ Market.
Prices can be found on their website: http://jansensharpening.com/services
Tips for knives:
- Keep them out of the dishwasher
- Use wood or soft plastic cutting boards instead of glass or other hard surfaces
- Between uses, straighten edges with a ceramic sharpening rod
- Store in a block or on a magnetic strip to prevent damage and to edge.
*They also sharpen machetes, mower blades, swords, pocket knives, scissors, glass clippers and loppers.